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ELKHART LAKE, Wis., January 7, 2017 - Carl Jensen,  a profound racer and vintage racing event official for Road America, passed away on January 5. He was 74. 

The following is an update to the previous release:

A memorial service is being planned to celebrate Carl's life and will take place during the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America July 19-23. Additional details on the exact location and time will be included in the competitor information packets, posted to the event page on the Road America website and sent in additional correspondences to competitors and friends. 

In lieu of flowers the Jensen family has asked for donations to be made to: 

Equestrian Spirits
P.O. Box 713
Anthony, FL 32617

Donations can also be made directly through the Equestrian Spirits website at 

Equestrian Spirits is a 501(c)(3) company. Tax ID 352384797.

"Everyone is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Carl Jensen, he was family to us, a member of a long-standing kinship amongst racers and promoters throughout the country," said Road America President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies. "He's been racing at and a part of Road America for so many years, to say he played an integral role in our success - especially with planning and officiating our vintage racing events - would be an understatement. He was a mainstay of this facility, and more importantly, he possessed a humility and character that made him a person that fellow racers and partners alike enjoyed being around. His presence, charisma and graciousness will be missed but never forgotten at Road America. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Road America and our extended family of partners and friends are with the Jensen family in this difficult time." 

Jensen is survived by his beloved wife Ellie, and two brothers Dick and David. 
About Road America: Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world's best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 60 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the Road America Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit Follow Road America and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.


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